EuroChem Group AG, a leading global fertilizer producer, announces the start of production at Russia’s first Urea Ammonium Sulfate (UAS) facility.
The new facility, built in partnership with leading urea technology developer Stamicarbon, is projected to reach a final production capacity of 600 tpd. It officially came online on the 5th December at EuroChem’s Novomoskovskiy Azot plant, located about 200 KM south of Moscow.
“Novomoskovskiy Azot has always been an innovation leader,” Mr Nechaev, General Director of MCC EuroChem, the Group’s Russian arm, commented. “This is where Granulated Urea, Calcium Ammonium Nitrate, and low-density Ammonium Nitrate were first produced in Russia and now, in another first, we have launched the country’s only Urea Ammonium Sulfate facility. This new fertilizer will meet the growing needs of Russian and European farmers.”
Total investment in the production facility is RUB5.4 billion (US$84 million).
Urea ammonium sulfate helps farmers significantly increase crop yields. UAS production will complement EuroChem’s current portfolio of sulfhur-enriched fertilizers, which includes ammonium sulfate (AS) and ammonium sulfate-nitrate (ASN).